DIY Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

Your wedding day is getting closer and closer and everything is falling gently into place. What’s more your bridesmaids are still at your side, they haven’t done a runner despite the odd obstacle or tantrum along the way. One thing has come to your mind: gifts for them. Now it is your chance to show them how much you appreciate all they have done. It is now almost a tradition for the bride to present her bridesmaids with a gift, why not make it that bit more special and get your DIY gloves on!

Making your favourite ladies a DIY gift is not only original but it shows them that you were willing to take some time away from the wedding planning to make something special just for them. You don’t have to be an extremely creative person, there are many simple ideas you can choose from.  You will be surprised how much you might enjoy yourself and I can guarantee that you will be super proud of your creations! Here are some ideas to get your thinking flowing:

Picture Collage

More than likely your bridesmaids have all been in your life for quite a number of years. Get your photo albums out and put together a photo collage with pictures of you and your bridesmaid in question. With this type of originality, each of your bridesmaids will have her own special one!

Sweet Treats

If your bridesmaids are afternoon tea kind of ladies; and if you are known for your baking skills then this one is for you! Bake a batch of cupcakes, decorate them in your bridesmaid’s favourite colours, make them just as pretty as the ladies! Also make a cake,pie, or some bread. Perhaps something that you are well known for, present them in a wicker picnic basket and decorate it with some ribbons.

Painted Pots

Whether or not you or your bridesmaids have green fingers, this DIY gift is sure to go down a treat. Pick up some terra cotta pots, acrylic paint and a finishing gloss. You could also use other accessories such as glitter, sequins or ribbon. Use either your bridesmaid’s favourite colours or your wedding colours. Pop in some soil and seeds: your right hand ladies will be excited to see them blossom!

Button Calendar

Get a standard magnetic calendar board and let the button collecting begin! Pick your colour scheme and stick vintage style buttons around the edge of the board. The ladies will love it as it will be an original way to brighten up their kitchen or office with a ‘home-made’ feel.

At the end of the day, no matter what gift you decide to make for your bridesmaids, it most certainly is the thought that counts. They will cherish whatever it may be as it will remind them of your wedding day and the time they spent planning your fairytale with you, one of their best friends.

{Image of bridal party with fabric bouquets by ByAlex on Etsy.}

 

Levi Moriarty

Levi is a Journalism graduate from Limerick who carries out the role of Online Editor here at WeddingDates. She has a love for fashion and beauty, anything floral and is also known not to be able to resist a cupcake!

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